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Casualties - May/June 1956


[June]

01 May

EDWARDS, THOMAS GOMER MORGAN  (3519150) age: 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VZ332 of No 5 Flying Training School which dived into the ground inverted near RAF Oakington after being recalled due to bad weather, cause unknown.  He is buried in St James' Churchyard, Taff's Well, Cardiff

01 May

MATTHEWS, IVAN EDWARD  (2745450) age: 19

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Henlow and was killed in a road accident on Brandon to Swaffham road.  He was cremated at Newcastle upon Tyne Crematorium.

02 May

NICOLETTI, ALDO  (4132399) age: 20

A/Cpl (AC1)

He was serving at RAF Episkopi at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained?.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

03 May

GALLOWAY, JOHN MURRAY WELLS  (2608057) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Venom NF Mk 2, WL848 of No 219 Sqn, which stalled and dived into the ground on its final approach to RAF Driffield on its return from a practice interception.  He was cremated at Southwest Middlesex Crematorium

03 May

REICE, COLIN VERE  (4041425) age: 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Venom NF Mk 2, WL848 of No 219 Sqn, which stalled and dived into the ground on its final approach to RAF Driffield on its return from a practice interception.  He is buried in Busheury Churchyard, Wolverhampton

04 May

STONE, ALICK EDWARD  (4149565) age: 21

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Boscombe Down at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Rugby.  He is buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Newcastle upon Tyne

05 May

WATTS, FRANK MAYNARD NORTHMORE  (44491) age: 50

Wg Cdr

He was serving at RAF Colerne at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Chippenham.  He is buried in St John the Baptist Churchyard, Colerne

06 May

TAYLEUR, JOHN LOVETT  (125738) age: 33

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Swinderby when he died suddenly at Chislehurst.  He is buried in Biggin Hill Burial Ground

06 May

DUXFIELD, PHILIP  (43898) age: 43

Wg Cdr

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Christ Church Churchyard, Alsager

07 May

ALSTON, MICHAEL ROBERT  (108949) age: 37

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B (I) Mk 8, WT328 of the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment which crashed into the sea off Shoreham after the wing struck the surface during a low level turn.  His body was probably not recovered.

07 May

HALL, VICTOR DENYS  (203516) age: 34

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B (I) Mk 8, WT328 of the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment which crashed into the sea off Shoreham after the wing struck the surface during a low level turn.  His body was probably not recovered.

09 May

BRYANT, DAVID GEORGE  (2776797) age: 21

AC2

He was serving at RAF West Kirby but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Halton

10 May

BLACKMORE, LIONEL BRUCE  (4106330) age: 21

SAC

He was serving at RAF Butterworth and was killed when a rocket he was attaching to the wing of a Venom accidently ignited and launched.  He is buried in Western Road Cemetery, Panang.

10 May

CLAYMAN, TREVOR MICHAEL  (2787047) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Catterick at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Richmond, Yorks.  He is buried in Leeds Cemetery

10 May

SHAW, REGINALD  (4002251) age: 27

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Colerne at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Chippenham.  He is buried in Stanley Cemetery, nr Wakefield

10 May

WATTS, HUBERT DAINSBURY  (4179746) age: 22

AC2

He was serving at RAF Hednesford at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Pye Green Road Cemetery

11 May

EVANS, KENNETH ERNEST PHILIP  (157970) age: 33

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Valiant B Mk 1, WP202 of the Royal Aircraft Establishment which crashed at Southwick in Sussex after control was lost following a total electrical failure during a low level high speed run.  He is buried in Ship Lane Cemetery, Farnborough

11 May

ORMAN, KENNETH  (56842) age: 33

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Valiant B Mk 1, WP202 of the Royal Aircraft Establishment which crashed at Southwick in Sussex after control was lost following a total electrical failure during a low level high speed run.  He is buried in Ship Lane Cemetery, Farnborough

13 May

TAGGER, DEREK FRANKLIN  (4152943) age: 20

AC1

He was serving at RAF Linton on Ouse at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Leek.  He is buried in Gildersome Cemetery, Leeds

14 May

DEARN, PETER WILFRID  (4135578) age: 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Venom FB Mk 1, WK412 of No 28 Sqn, which which stalled whilst attempting to take off prematurely from Sek Kong after the leader aborted his take off.  He was cremated at Diamond Hill Crematorium, Hong Kong

16 May

HALE, PATRICK JOSEPH  (2205241) age: 38

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Nicosia and was shot dead at his desk, while working as watch commander in the VHF D/F Homer at RAF Nicosia.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

18 May

COX, BRIAN  (3519410) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in CT 128 Expeditor, 1491 of No 2 Air Observer School RCAF, which crashed at Winnipeg on this date.  He is buried in Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg

18 May

MULHOLLAND, ANTHONY GEORGE  (504583) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in CT 128 Expeditor, 1491 of No 2 Air Observer School RCAF, which crashed at Winnipeg on this date.  He is buried in Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg

18 May

VISSER, WILLEM ROBERT  (4170408) age: 24

A/Plt Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in CT 128 Expeditor, 1491 of No 2 Air Observer School RCAF, which crashed at Winnipeg on this date.  He is buried in Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg

18 May

FAITHFULL, JOHN  (2754228) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF Akrotiri and was killed along with LAC McManus when their jeep ran off a road bridge into a ravine near Limassol.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

18 May

McMANUS, JOSEPH MICHAEL GERALD  (4169980) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF Akrotiri and was killed along with LAC Faithfull when their jeep ran off a road bridge into a ravine near Limassol.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

20 May

TURNER, PETER ANTHONY VENN  (18096207) age:

Cdt Plt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FT100 of the HKAAF which spun into sea off Aberdeen Island whilst making a steep turn whilst conducting a fly past on a ship leaving Hong Kong.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

21 May

ROBINS, PERCY WALTER  (3521264) age: 18

LAC

He was serving at RAF Luqa at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

24 May

JONES, BRIAN  (2733697) age: 22

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Henlow at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in North Walsham.  He is buried in Trealaw Cemetery, Porth, Glamorgan

25 May

BLAIR, GEORGE STEPHEN  (4151157) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Duxford at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Huntingdon.  He is buried in Rosley Churchyard, Thursby

26 May

PHILLIPS, JAMES LEONARD  (4022185) age: 34

A/Sgt

He was serving at RAF Wunstorf at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

27 May

FUSCO, ANASTASIO GIUSEPPE SANZIO  (2757906) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF Nicosia at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

27 May

KINCHIN, LEONARD  (4162733) age: 18

LAC

He was serving at RAF Nicosia and drowned while attempting to rescue a Greek Cypriot swimmer off Karavas Beach on the Kyrenian coast near Lapithos.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

27 May

SUTTON, ALEXANDER STUART  (534150) age: 39

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Nicosia and drowned while attempting to rescue a Greek Cypriot swimmer off Karavas Beach on the Kyrenian coast near Lapithos.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

30 May

THACKER, ROWLAND GEORGE  (4102000) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Venom FB Mk 4, WR411 of No 6 Sqn, which struck the ground at RAF Idris after taking off in a semi stalled condition.  He is buried in Tripoli Military Cemetery

01 Jun

BARTLETT, JOHN WILLIAM  (4105202) age: 22

Fg Off

He was serving at RAF Ahlhorn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ohlsdorf Military Cemetery

01 Jun

NICHOLLS, JOHN PHILLIP  (4162147) age: 19

SAC

He was serving at RAF Kuala Lumpur at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi Military Cemetery

01 Jun

SIMS, JOHN  (534707) age: 44

WO

He was serving at RAF Ruislip at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Westminster.  He is buried in Woolwich Cemetery

06 Jun

TOWNSEND, NORMAN GEORGE  (108958) age: 35

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Bracknell at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Windsor.  He was cremated at Cheltenham Crematorium

07 Jun

FLACK, ANTHONY DAVID FREDERICK  (3518979) age: 20

AC2

He was serving at RAF Warton but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Uxbridge.  He is buried in Worplasdom Cemetery, Guildford

11 Jun

HAMMERBECK, ROLAND ERNEST ROGER AFC  (106651) age: 40

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF North Weald at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Bishop Stortford.  He is buried in St Andrew's Churchyard, North Weald

12 Jun

BIRCHFIELD, FRANK EDWARD WALTER OBE, AFC  (39777) age: 39

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Javelin FAW Mk 1, XA570 of No 46 Sqn, which crashed about two miles short of the runway during a GCA to RAF Odiham.  He was cremated at Reading Crematorium

12 Jun

CHAMBERS, BRIAN  (4084118) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Javelin FAW Mk 1, XA570 of No 46 Sqn, which crashed about two miles short of the runway during a GCA to RAF Odiham.  He was cremated at Woking Crematorium

14 Jun

KERR, JOHN HENRY  (364453) age: 48

Snr Tech

He was either serving at RAF Uxbridge at the time of his death or died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Uxbridge.  He is buried in Hillingdon Cemetery

15 Jun

DE BOER, PETER CORNELIUS  (553803) age: 33

M Nav

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VX521 of No 110 Sqn, which stalled and dived into the side of a hill whilst making a steep turn during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

15 Jun

MANNERS, GILBERT BURNLEY  (3125243) age: 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VX521 of No 110 Sqn, which stalled and dived into the side of a hill whilst making a steep turn during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

15 Jun

SHERLOCK, PETER JOHN  (4047734) age: 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VX521 of No 110 Sqn, which stalled and dived into the side of a hill whilst making a steep turn during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

19 Jun

BOWEN, JOHN GREVILLE  (629702) age: 45

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Odiham but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He was cremated at Birmingham Crematorium

19 Jun

MARCOU, PANAYIOTIS  (4154964) age: 23

LAC

He was serving at RAF Topcliffe at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Abney Park Cemetery

22 Jun

NICHOLSON, ERIC GEORGE  (4085702) age: 27

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Feltwell at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Downham.  He is buried in St Nicholas Churchyard, Feltwell

22 Jun

BALL, EDWARD JOSEPH  (681446) age: 17

App Air

He was serving at RAF Locking at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Weston super Mare.  He is buried in Weston Super Mare Cemetery

24 Jun

McCLURE, THOMAS  (525931) age: 44

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Wyton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Ely.  He is buried in Manchester Road Cemetery, Warrington

25 Jun

WILKINS, JOHN WILLIAM  (2787878) age: 22

AC2

He was serving at RAF Melksham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Devizes.  He is buried in Bromley Hill Cemetery, Bromley

25 Jun

CLIFT, JAMES OBE, DFC  (40673) age: 41

Wg Cdr

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Salisbury.  He is buried in Durrington Cemetery, Worthing

27 Jun

KERR, JAMES WHYTE  (529908) age: 49

Snr Tech

He was serving at RAF Colerne but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Fraserburgh Cemetery

27 Jun

McKEEVERS, WILLIAM  (529647) age: 47

Chf Tech

He was serving at RAF St Eval at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Movilla Old Cemetery

27 Jun

DENICE, KENNETH  (4166841) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF Stafford at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Cheltenham.  He is buried in Peasmarsh Parish Churchyard

28 Jun

CARSE, BRIAN  (607426) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WH35? of the Fighter Weapons School which dived into the ground near Scunthorpe from a cu nim cloud he had entered during a tail chase.  He is buried in St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, West Malling

28 Jun

HAWORTH, JOHN  (2717825) age: 20

LAC

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non effective and his death is registered in Nelson.  He was cremated at Skipton Crematorium

29 Jun

MACLEOD, IAN MORRISON  (2620022) age: 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Venom FB Mk 4, WR378 of No 266 Sqn, which flicked rolled onto its back, diving into the ground whilst attempting to regain the runway centreline during its approach to Fassberg.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

29 Jun

MALEY, JOHN  (3517027) age: 20

LAC

He was serving at RAF Stafford at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Cheltenham.  He is buried in Kilsyth Cemetery, Glasgow

30 Jun

INGLEDEW, ROBERT  (4144911) age: 23

LAC

He was on the strength of RAF Warton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Claro.  He is buried in Redcar Lane Cemetery

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